Fighting the good fight on the football field and in the courtroom
(Black PR Wire) ORLANDO, Fla – Devin Young is super excited about graduating from the Florida A&M University (FAMU) College of Law this month. The New Brunswick, New Jersey native already has a job lined up in the legal field and is preparing to study for the Florida Bar Exam.
While graduating from law school is a major accomplishment, it is rare to matriculate through law school while playing professional sports. Young was studying the law, and in his limited spare time, also studied the football playbook for Team American, Global Games International Football League
“I’ve played internationally the entire time I have attended FAMU College of Law. I played in Cancun, Costa Rica, Toronto, Miami and Kissimmee,” said Young. “My hard work on the football field paid off when I was awarded three defensive Most Valuable Player trophies for games in Miami, Orlando and Costa Rica.” Young says the awards were presented by owner Mike McQuartey and head coach Jim Collins.
While football is challenging and requires training, Young did not miss a beat when it came to preparing for a legal career. He explored several experiential learning opportunities prior to and during law school.
“I have significant pre-law school experience with the State of New Jersey’s Office of Legislative Services. I am a public servant at heart. I developed my desire to serve the public when I worked for Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman of New Jersey’s 12th Congressional District.”
During law school, Young gained legal experience with the Office of the State Attorney for the Ninth Judicial Circuit and the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office. He also interned at Skyers Law with FAMU Law alumnae Karen Skyers.
Young recently accepted a position with the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office in the Eleventh Judicial Circuit as an assistant state attorney under State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle.
Young has played football since the age of seven years.
When comparing his love for football and the law, Young gives the edge to law because the laws and freedoms of this country allow him to play football. With his J.D. in one hand and a football in the other, Young plans to fight as a Rattler for Justice in the courtroom and possibly keep up the defensive fight as well on the football field.
Young is a proud member of FAMU Law’s graduating class of 2021.